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Stiehm: Sharing a cell in history hell: Trump and Nixon

WASHINGTON — Former Presidents Donald Trump and Richard Nixon share a cell in presidential history hell. Their arc is apt, 50 years apart, from June 1972 to June 2022. No matter how much time they do down there, the damage their deeds did to American democracy lives long after them. Trump ...

Letter: How College Republicans celebrate Earth Day

I’m a College Republican leader at Utah Valley University, and I recently had the opportunity to join Congressman John Curtis and students from other College Republicans at a trap shoot. The laughter of friendly competition filled the air as attendees lined up four-at-a-time to shoot clay ...

Letter: Calling on Utah lawmakers to amend gun laws

The news out of Uvalde, Texas, was devastating: 19 children and 2 teachers murdered. But that was one of numerous mass shootings in a matter of days and weeks in this country. No community should have to go through what these communities are going through, yet, this happens all too often. The ...

Harrop: The left fringe almost always loses

It's not just Republican voters who are defending a few honest members of their party against right-wing assault. Democrats have pushed back left-wing jihads against their moderates. Note the failure to knock off a conservative Democrat, Rep. Henry Cuellar, in a recent primary. This should not ...

Lowry: The United States has an epidemic of gang shootings

The headlines coming out of the weekend were grim. Axios: "At least 54 injured, 11 killed in 7 separate mass shootings this weekend." NBC News: "At least 12 dead in another weekend of mass shootings across America." Yahoo! News: "At least 12 dead in 10 mass shootings in U.S. over the ...

Buchanan: US and Ukraine, goals in conflict

Among the nations aiding Ukraine in its resistance to the Russian invasion, America has been foremost. Yet the war interests of our two nations are not identical. To the U.S., the imperative is that the war be contained, not expanded, and that we not be drawn into a wider war with Russia. For ...

Franks: Where there is school prayer, there are no mass shootings

It is truly the minds, hearts, and souls of those who kill people that must be altered. Due to Supreme Court decisions rendered in 1962 and 1963 that prevented American children from doing what every member of Congress does every day — have a prayer before commencing the day or session — ...

Charen: Retire these gun myths

The aftermath of a horrific mass shooting is not the time one would usually turn to a humor site, and yet, The Onion had an insightful take on Uvalde. The headline: "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens." And here's the kicker: The Onion has run pieces with ...